Blog for Alan Macro, Councillor for Theale on West Berkshire Council.
Alan is also Liberal Democrat Spokesman for Housing and Planning on the Council.
Please also see Alan's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CllrAlanMacro
A tower crane has now been erected on the old Trafalgar Court site in Play Platt, Theale:
This should mean that building work is now starting in earnest. Many residents in Englefield Road thought that the foundations were being put in in the wrong place as they were much closer to their back garden fences that the plans suggested. The West Berkshire Council Planning Enforcement Officer investigated at my request and found that they were in the correct position in relation to the houses. He said that the plans did not show the correct position of the fences.
The handrails on the first slight of steps have now been extended:
They used to stop before the top step was reached. The top flight does not have any handrails at all. Handrails will soon be installed, however, thanks to a grant I got from West Berkshire Council. Alan Macro Councillor For Theale
I hadn't heard anythingfor a while about planning application 14/00549/FULD to build a block of six flats on the old Le Claire Precision/Not Just Cleaning site in St Ives Close. A resident said that he had not been able to find it on the West Berkshire Council. I couldn't find it, either. I therefore asked the Eastern Team Leader in the Council's Planning Department about the application. He has replied that the application was ruled invalid and there is no current application for the site. Alan Macro Councillor for Theale
autumn round of apprentice recruitment has been launched by West
Berkshire Council. The council works in partnership with West Berkshire
Training Consortium (WBTC) to help apprentices achieve an Intermediate
Apprenticeship award during their year in employment.
Alan Law, West Berkshire's Executive Councillor for Human Resources,
said: "I'm delighted by the continued success of West Berkshire's
apprenticeship scheme. Our scheme is a great way to earn while learning
and get young people on the ladder to real career opportunities."
The apprenticeships on offer are for the roles of:
Visit www.westberks.gov.uk/apprenticeships for further information and details on how to apply. Applicants
are advised to search using the term ‘Apprentice’ in the keyword
section on the West Berkshire Council vacancy home page. From
October 1 2014, apprentices will receive the National Minimum Wage;
£3.79 per hour if under 18, increasing to £5.13 per hour if aged 18 to
20 years old. Please
note due to government funding restrictions, West Berkshire Council
will only accept applications from those aged 16 - 19 years old on the
start date of apprenticeship. WBTC can provide applicants with advice and guidance on:
1.How to apply on line 2.The best way to present your skills and experience 3.What is involved in a West Berkshire Council Apprenticeship 4.How to prepare if you get an interview with West Berkshire Council